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Elton John Got Emotional During a Tribute to George Michael

December 30, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Elton John got emotional during a tribute to George Michael during his Las Vegas residency gig on Wednesday night. MSN reports that John broke down in tears as he discussed the death of his longtime friend, who died on Christmas Day of heart failure.

“I only wish George was here to sing it with me,” John told the audience, with a fan telling the Daily Mail, “There were thousands of us in tears and it was very emotional. After he sang for George, he turned his back on the audience and was shaking and looked like he was crying. I was in tears and so was everyone around me. He received a standing ovation and had to be consoled by a band member before beginning the rest of the show. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”